16 August 2012

A Peek Inside Weyerbacher's New Cellar (Video)

Looks like things are really coming along with the Weyerbacher expansion.  Here’s a peek inside the “New Cellar.”  This from Weyerbacher:

This is your first video look at the new addition. It's still not complete however you can see from the pictures that we've come a long way! We're almost enclosed, under roof and we have floors! Electric and HVAC are being installed now and the roll doors are coming in next! Enjoy

11 August 2012

Weyerbacher Expansion Should Be Operational By Year’s End & No Plans for Distribution Expansion

We’ve been following along as Weyerbacher & our pal Chris Wilson have worked to expand their facility in Easton.  Now comes word from LVB that the brewery expansion should be complete in late Sept with brewing to being by late Dec 2012.  Also Dan Weirback mentioned that this expansion is intended to better supply their existing 15-state market and NOT to expand their distribution:

Work is progressing on a 7,500-square-foot addition to the Weyerbacher Brewery on Line Street in Easton.  Dan Weirback, president and founder of the brewery, said three of the four walls have been erected and work on the roof has begun in preparation for pouring the concrete floor.

The project began at the end of February and he expects work to be done by the end of September, which is slightly behind schedule. Actual brewing should begin by late December or early January.

“After the building's done we'll still have two to three months of outfitting work to do before we actually start using it,” he said.

Weirback said setting up equipment and hooking up the electricity to the system is among the work that won't start until after the addition is finished.

The expansion will increase the brewery's space by about 50 percent, according to Weirback. But that additional space will more than triple the output capacity with room for additional fermentation, bottling and kegging.

Currently, the brewery distributes to 15 states and makes just over 9,700 barrels of beer per year. With the added capacity Weirback said they should be able to output more than 30,000 barrels of beer annually.

But he said that doesn't mean the brewery's business footprint will be expanding.

“We're going to stick to the 15 states that we're in,” he said.

Weirback noted that the added capacity is actually aimed at better meeting the demand for

Weyerbacher beer in the existing territory – demand that he said is going up.

03 August 2012

Weyerbacher – Old Heathen Imperial Stout

Here’s the new packaging for Weyerbacher Old heathen Imperials Stout.  We’ve brought you all of the new packaging designs from Weyerbacher so far and this one appears to be decidedly mild, almost biblically inspired as compared to the others.  No scarecrow no jester but it still looks great.